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“Nothing special”
Review of Rum Bay Restaurant

Rum Bay Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Placida
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Saint John
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Have to be honest. Had lunch there today and it was not that great. Lots of quantity but nothing special in quality. Nice water taxi ride over and that was the highlight. Signs say not to walk to beach area. Not a very friendly spot. Much prefer the atmosphere on Little Gasparilla Island where we have stayed several times over the years. Having experienced Rum Bay on Palm Island I have no desire to return. Atmosphere is lacking.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Arrived by boat, stopped in for a drink, and hit the beach (which was absolutely amazing in itself). After a few hours of enjoying the beach, went back to the Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch before the boat ride back to the mainland. The meal was the terrific! Of all the places we have been served in the general area this was a real treat! When I'm back in the area, I WILL visit again!

  • Visited September 2012
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A boat ride and a meal”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Rum Bay is on Palm Island, which you reach either via car ferry or water taxi. The taxi ride is worth it to see the shore birds and other fauna along the coast. The restaurant is casual but offers a robust lunch or dinner menu along with nice views of the island. The food is not gourmet but quite adequate for an outing that combines beachcombing and eating. The menu is similar to its shorebound companion restaurant, Leverocks.

Visited January 2013
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La Crescent, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great food and location”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

The fresh seafood was good, the side of vegetables was delicious, the water taxi ride was fun, the after lunch walk on the beach was relaxing, an idyllic location, a unique Floridean experience. The porch was rather crowded and noisy due to a large group of senior citizens. It would be best to do a late lunch to avoid the potential crowds.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank kkayr
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South Florida, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The food was good. The restaurant was very pretty empty for the time of year. The mixed drinks were so-so.

Visited December 2012
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